Anna Marie Sprentz, 93, died on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Rouse Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born on June 25, 1929, in McKeesport PA, the daughter of the late Dominic and Helen (Chiappetta) Farina. She was a 1947 graduate of McKeesport High School. Marie was a McKeesport resident her entire life until she moved to the Rouse Suites in 2017 with her husband John.
She held various part-time jobs and was a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed caring for her family by sewing and cooking Italian dishes and delicacies. The highlight of her career was owning and operating Maria’s Pizza Shop in McKeesport with her husband John.
Marie was a devout Christian and very active in her church. Her legacy and advice to her family was to keep the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John J. Sprentz who passed away in 2018, and her brother David Farina.
She is survived by her children Joe (Beth) Sprentz, Joanne (Tom) Kovach, and Jim (Shana) Sprentz. Grandchildren Sarah (Jason) Peterson, Andrew Sprentz, Kelly (Tim) Mediate, John (Courtney) Kovach, Anthony Sprentz, Isabella Sprentz, and James Sprentz. She is further survived by great grandchildren Degan and Logan Peterson, Sophia Mediate, and Kace, Callahan and Cannon Kovach.
Marie and John enjoyed their time at the Rouse Suites and the special relationships with the staff and residents.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Rouse, Father Matthew Scott, Hospice of Warren County and WGH.
A memorial service and interment will be at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home/Cemetery, Pleasant Hills, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 am
The family suggests donations to the Hospice of Warren County, Suites at Rouse, Youngsville, PA, or the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind at www.pablind.org.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.